Forfar boss Dick Campbell admits he is just glad to have a second bite at the cherry in this season’s William Hill Scottish Cup after drawing away to League Two Queen’s Park last week.
By his own admission, Campbell’s side were lucky to escape without losing and he is determined his players will make the most of this opportunity at home.
As well as the usual Station Park backing, the team will also be roared on by a host of former players from the club’s first ever title-winning side of 1983/84.
Former player and assistant manager Billy Bennett has arranged a reunion of around a dozen ex-Loons favourites.
Captain of that side and club record appearance holder Ian McPhee will be joined by Alex Brash, Kenny Brown, John Clark, Ray Farningham, Billy Gallacher, Rab Morris and Bennett himself.
Another former player/manager Archie Knox will also be in attendance and Campbell is hoping his side can give them something to celebrate.
The manager said: “To be honest, I am just glad to still be in the cup.
“We didn’t play all that well against Queen’s Park last Saturday and had our goalie Rab Douglas to thank for two great late saves.
“So it is good to have that second chance, especially at home.
“We will be along the same lines as last week as once again we will be without our loan players Michael Rose, Andy Black and Scott Martin.
“I had asked Hibs again if Scott could play but they insist they do not want him cup tied.
“There will be a few former managers and players at the game so hopefully we can do well for them as well as the fans.
“We have an important league game on Tuesday night against Peterhead but I am fully concentrated on the game against Queen’s Park and getting Forfar through to the next round of the Scottish Cup.”